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Il Mulino Restaurant
Brothers Fernando and Gino Masci were born and raised in L’Aquila, the regional capital of the mountainous countryside of Abruzzo, Italy. Raised with the welcoming Italian tradition, the Masci brothers discovered their passion for food at an early age. As teenagers, they apprenticed in the best restaurants in Rome, learning from the culinary masters about food preparation and service. Their culinary careers took them all over Europe and Canada, where they further honed their skills, finally settling in New York City in the 1970’s.
Together, the Mascis opened Il Mulino New York in 1981 on a quiet corner in Greenwish Village. Here they intended to transport guests to another world – the warm richness of their home in Abruzzo. Their philosophy was, and is, the same: only the best ingredients beautifully prepared and presented to all who join them.
From day one, guests received close personal attention, from the friendly greeting at the door to the great care taken at the table to ensure absolute comfort and pleasure. That spirit has never faltered, and explains why Il Mulino’s patrons are among the most devoted and outspoken about their memories of and relationship with the restaurant and the Mascis.
The same exacting standards of excellence pervade each Il Mulino location. Kitchen and wait staff are all personally trained by the Mascis in the Il Mulino tradition of cuisine and service. These same standards guided the Mascis in the decision to purchase our Grenen Teak Tables and Chairs for both their Chicago and Washington, D.C. locations.